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Is lidocaine topical cream strong?

Is lidocaine topical cream strong?

Lidocaine: The question is loaded. Do you mean is it strong enough for analgesia or do you mean is it too strong for allie ? ...Read more

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Does emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream prevent injection hurting?

Topical anesthetic: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a topical anesthetic and can help with injection site pain. It won't take all the pain away, but it can help. Talk to your doctor before applying it without direction. ...Read more

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Where can you purchase emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream?

Sorry,: i simply don't know - in my practice as anesthesiologist, this prescription medicine is only available to use in the in-hospital or surgicenter settings ...Read more

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Can numbing cream work on injections?

Can numbing cream work on injections?

Sometimes: Numbing cream is used to put iv's in children, and on rare occasions it can be used on adults, but it's inconvenient. It's much easier to use a tiny needle to deliver numbing medicine to the skin before a regular injection. ...Read more

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Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

Potentially.: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read more

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Could topical lidocaine & prilocaine help sunburn?

Not best idea.: Aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns. ...Read more

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How effective is emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream for extended sex?

How effective is emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream for extended sex?

Somewhat: It will depend upon the amount applied, how long you leave it on (at least 1 hr to get best results) and your body metabolizes it. The only way to know is to try it. As long as you're not using gallons of it, every day, you should not be worried about a toxic dose. ...Read more

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Would emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream stop a lidocaine injection hurting on a toe?

Yes: it would dull the needle pain make sure you give it al least 30 mins to work before the needle stick ...Read more

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Has anyone had any experience using emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream for piercing?

Used in kids: I've heard it being used on kids when they get earpiercings. It's a topical anesthetic, kinda like novacaine. It's not perfect, but it does numb the area. ...Read more

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Could emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream stop a lidocaine injection hurting in a toe?

Na: I don't think so....Sometimes docs spray ethyll chloride or have you cough to distract you. I have not come across a cream to wrk and do so rapidly enough on skin. In a mouth, you can use topicals but not on skin. ...Read more

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Can topical lidocaine & prilocaine help treat sunburn?

They will: Reduce your pain, but not augment the healing or reduce the risk of infection for deeper burns. ...Read more

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Can lidocaine w/prilocaine-topical cream be used topically over an ankle sprain?

Can lidocaine w/prilocaine-topical cream be used  topically over an ankle sprain?

Not very effective: It could be used but I have not found it to be effective, as it does not penetrate the skin very well and will not get deep into the tissue. Anti inflamatory medication might be better for pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What's the difference between topical aneshtetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

What's the difference between topical aneshtetic creams like  benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or scrapes, or itching from poison ivy or insect bites. Xylocaine is the same thing as lidocaine. All can be toxic if used in excessive doses. Special care must be taken if any of these are used for small children. Some types are by prescription only. ...Read more